It helps to free my mind and remain calm state. I can feel the stress flowing out of my head like mist of air.
It is great to relieve myself through meditation.
I am learning more about meditation in a college course (stress management) that I am taking. Perhaps I can learn to control my mind long enough to reap the benefits of meditation as I keep hearing good things about it.
Yes. It's great to know you are learning about meditation. It is definitely health benefits!
A two-mile walk followed with french fries dipped in vanilla ice cream.
I do not believe that my answer would be allowed... With that said ?... I would like to believe that you now know my answer. *grins*
Listening to music, playing computer games... I just try to divert my mind in stressful situations with the said activities...
At this time of the year I love to take my troubles to the garden... there is so much weed-pulling and digging to be done in my yard in the fresh air and sunshine it is hard to continue to feel anxious, angry or depressed... and it's a time when I feel close to God, so prayer is almost spontaneous.
Apart from having a good swear, in private on my own, if things are very bad, the best thing is usually a good walk with my dogs out in nature.
Meditation, listening to light music or cooking are my all-time favorite stress busters
Listening to jazz and clearing my mind (meditating) or a nice run at window shopping or walking the dog.
A nice hot bubble bath with just a few candles lit, and a bottle of wine! Oh, yeah! Lay back in the bubbles, close my eyes, drink my wine, and shut everything out! It really does work
I am usually stressed when circumstances are out of my control, and I translate my frustration focusing on things over which I do have control. As such, my room gets really clean and my copy becomes much cleaner when I am trying to reign life in a bit.
3. Hot Bath
4. Taking a nap (preferably outside, but that may not work for everyone)
7. Listening to music that I can sing too.
10. Working out to my P90x
And there is my Top Ten! Not in Order!
Writing in my joural. Getting my worries out of my head and onto paper helps me tremendously! It also lets me take a step back from my stressors and think about them without being overwhelmed.
I have two main ones. One is walking. Going walking for several miles causes all of the stress to wash right away. I see lovely birds and flowers along the way which compounds the therapy.
The second one is ....silly putty. I roll it and stretch and make it 'pop'. I probably am the silly putty queen of the universe. When it loses its pop, it is no longer a stress buster. Try it...I call it my 'cigarette.' I have been an ex smoker since 1987.
I would have to agree with Steven Gray. Either I do one of two things: clean or run. The cleaning as he mentioned gives me back some sense of control. That although I may be frustrated with the apparent disorder of events around me, if nothing else I can at least put myself to work organizing my immediate surroundings. The running, well I have always been a runner and running seems to bring a sense of calm back over me. My thoughts become more clear and problems just seem to sort themselves out.
Walking especially through woods or other peaceful places, music and being creative
I love a good action-packed movie to get my mind away from my status quo. The likes of bruce willis, vin diesel and dwayne johnson
Well since i'm a music geek, Drumming, or even just listening to music really eases my nerves.
Solo Woodsy Hikes (without music to absorb the nature around me)
Shouting in large open empty spaces
If I need immediate relief from an inescapable situation, I have learned to simply breathe slowly and be still knowing the moment will soon pass. I'm not saying to clam up and hide. I'm saying to just breathe slow and easy and know the moment will pass. It makes arguments easier to handle and helps bring them back to discussion level when you just reply respectfully, breathe, and be still.
To me, this is a no-brainer. Humor and laughter. Did you ever have girlfriend or boyfriend that was crying and it completely stopped when you made them laugh? This is not always appropriate, such as loss of someone, but most of the time it is. A good comedy is a great stress reliever.
by Iontach 13 years ago
Anyone have any tips for calming yourself down naturally?I'm so stressed...
by Terry Chestnutt 13 years ago
What are your favorite ways to rest your brain?
by Susan Hazelton 12 years ago
What is your favorite way to relax?
by TheBlondie 12 years ago
What are some little ways you boost your mood?
by Brenda Thornlow 9 years ago
Have you tried meditating and if so has helped you in any way?
by hubby7 14 years ago
One of my stress-busters is this:Allow room in your life for at least one A**H*le a day.Thus, when I find myself stressing out about over someone, I catch myself and say that was my allotment for the day and go on about my business.
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